Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Wedding Wednesday

Today I thought I'd share a beautiful vintage inspired wedding I found over at green wedding shoes. It is the wedding of Australian couple Amy and Julian.

Amy's dress is vintage! isn't it stunning! I love her flowers as well and how they are pulled together with twine.

I think their bridal party looks great in all different mismatched outfits!

I love how the reception is set up with the plants hanging from the beams. They remind me of plants mum used to have hanging in our dining room and bathroom back in the 90's. 

All photo's from Dan O'Day

Friday, June 22, 2012

June is for Birthdays

What a crazy busy few week's we've had! June is getting more hectic every year. Especially over the last few years when people very close to us have decided to pop out June babies. The birthday week started on the 11th with Willow Bebe's 1st birthday. We went to visit the little poppet on the Monday but her proper party was last Saturday. I then had Toby's birthday on the 12th, my Dad's birthday on the 13th and our dear friends welcomed a beautiful baby girl Gracee into the world the same day. And then my mum's birthday on the 16th which fell on Willow's party. It was a crazy few days!

We gave Willow a mini Teepee for her birthday but I also wanted to make her something. I got out the old paints for the first time in ages and created her a Ben Quilty inspired portrait. Here is the finished product.....

And here's a pic of the two of us on the jumping castle.

Jessica and Dean put on a great party for the little princess. It was styled beautifully, alot of effort was put into the food and decorations and a great time was had by all!

Now only another week before Blairs birthday!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Vintage Book folding

Are you a fan of the Block? I love it! I've always liked the show but I think this year I've got really into since my head is in renovation mode. In particular I love Sophie and Dale's rooms. Their eclectic style is what I love! On friday night I spent the night in and actually got 2 creative things done. This was the first

Mum collected some vintage books for me (maybe for the wedding) but i thought this would look pretty neat on our fire place. And it was super easy. I followed the instructions of making a bell without ripping the cover off link here 

Basically you just Fold over top right hand corner of first page until upper edge lies against spine edge of book. Then, fold over lower corner until right edge sits along edge of first fold, forming a point. 
Repeat  on every page to create the distinctive bell shape. With the volume of the paper the spine of the book will curve naturally and create a half circle. 

Here's some images from the block of the room that Sophie and Dale had the book in. 

Love the Vintage suitcase Drawers

and I've loved this wallpaper forever. I'll share the other creative thing I made later ;)

A trip to the Zoo

Last Saturday Toby and I went out for the day with our families to the Zoo. We had gifted our older sisters Taronga Zoo tickets for Christmas and as they only have a 6 month expiry last weekend was the last possible weekend we could go. Unfortunately last weekend was wet! Wet, wet, wet. We arrived just after nine to light showers but we knew it was only going to get heavier. Jessica and I were the only two that had umbrellas so alot of Zoo ponchos were purchased. 

Despite the rain we all had a really lovely day! I only wish I took more photos.
Blair like the pussy cats (aka Koalas, everything with fur were pussy cats) 

Millie just loved every aspect of the zoo. She said at lunchtime "this is just the best day" and when we left she asked Kadi if we could come back tomorrow. I think Millie is looking at her favourite here, the Zebra's.

One of my favourite the Giraffes, trying to keep dry.

Two little monkeys, this was taken seconds before a Chimp jumped down to look at them, Blair's face and the way she backed back was priceless. I spoke to her on the phone last night and said who did you see today, she replied "the monkeys" (a week later, she loved them)

and Mum's favourite the gorgeous Giants, the elephants, not bothered by the rain. 

Only regret was that I didn't take more photos, i started taking them on Jessica's camera (since its an amazing camera) I'll have to get copies off her. I think Willows favourite part of the day was playing with Millie and Blair in the cafeteria. 
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